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Sneak It In and Tone It Up

Try to Fit in Exercise No Matter Where You Are


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  • BABE0403
    I have found, for me ,a lot of moving is trying to be mindful each day of the benefits from moving. I try to park far from the grocery store, pick up a stray cart and return the cart to the collection spot as I leave. I started to walk around the parking lot at work on my breaks, it was only a few minutes 2 times a day -that was almost 2 years ago after hip surgery. I gradually have increased my walking at work to 2 miles every day. It takes personal committment for me as there are no followers and I walk solo. My motto is "move to keep moving, and keep moving to move". Never give up on are in control of your health...staying motivated is the challenge. - 5/23/2013 11:03:49 AM
  • I've see some of these before but I'm definitely going to cash in on a couple of these dancing being one of them! - 5/23/2013 9:54:08 AM
  • Thanks alot. I already do alot of yard especially in the summer. I love outside in my yard and garden in the summer. - 4/29/2013 8:30:03 AM
  • the commute exercises just went to a mr peanut commercial with no exercise - 2/7/2013 9:09:49 AM
  • great ideas some I already do but I have just found out that brisk shopping counts as
    exersize. basically just get up and out. - 1/28/2013 2:16:09 AM
  • There are great ideas here -- many I already do. However, this article contradicts other SP articles that say not to rely on these tasks as actual fitness activities. I hate to be critical like this, but I see it over and over on here and it has started to niggle at me. - 12/12/2012 2:05:33 PM
  • I have a desk job and it helps a ton with my back if I get up and walk, stretch, do jumping jacks, wall push ups. My co-workers have gotten used to seeing me doing some pretty goofy exercises right out in the office area. I also work standing at my desk, alot! Especially while on the phone, filing, sorting mail, coding invoices...etc. - 12/12/2012 1:45:50 PM
  • So often we don't think we have time for fitness, but sneaking it in in the ways described above, make it easy to get in fitness minutes. - 12/12/2012 12:45:58 PM
  • Readers Digest published a great book called Stealth Health. Long before I found SP, I was inspired by how easy it is to painlessly sneak more activity into your day. I'm up to 27 min so far today! - 12/12/2012 10:48:46 AM
  • This makes so much sense to me, especially because I'm at m computer so much in my day. Thanks, Spark People! - 8/21/2012 5:13:10 PM
    I have joined a fitness center that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Therefore, I have no excuse not to go at least once a week! - 7/30/2012 2:14:14 PM
  • Don't forget walk-in-place exercises, which you can do while reading, watching tv, talking on the phone etc. Even just standing up to do certain things (such as talking on the phone and readinng) will burn more calories if you don't have privacy and worry about the guys in the white coats being called for ... :) Getting up from your chair and then sitting again periodically helps also. Discrete walk-in-place (even not actually lifting the feet) might help people who have to stand all the time in their job, or making opportunities to walk around instead of standing in one place whenever possible. - 7/27/2012 2:55:01 AM
  • I had always enjoyed push mowing until this year when the heat is just whipping my butt big time and with my DH still recuperating from surgery I pretty much have it all to do. Was not thinking of getting older when we moved here with banks to mow by hand. DUH!! - 7/26/2012 9:42:40 AM
  • Enjoyed this article, especially the commuting ideas as I spend hours and hours in cars. Usually just use this as down time to relax and think because things are so hectic at home, but I don't need to use ALL that time that way! I also enjoyed the ideas people commenting on this post shared. - 7/26/2012 9:34:22 AM
  • Thanks for the reminder that ANY movement is beneficial, and we have the choice to add more movement, or to let moments and movement pass us by. - 7/26/2012 9:21:18 AM

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